Player of the Match
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363dThe Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia cruise to win in rain-reduced match

Australia were inconvenienced more by rain than South Africa as they rampaged through the hosts in a truncated first ODI at Centurion, winning by 93 runs under Duckworth-Lewis calculations

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RT Ponting
63(77) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %74%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 15 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
10 8 11 6 3 2 7 16
MJ Clarke
MJ Clarke
44(48) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 8 4 11 1 6 12

Best performances - Bowlers

MG Johnson
MG Johnson
O5
M0
R20
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PJ Cummins
PJ Cummins
O3
M0
R28
W3
Eco9.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Australia led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

19 October 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

END OF OVER:
22 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | SA: 129/10 (94 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.86, RRR: 13.42)

  • Morne Morkel1 (2b)
  • Mitchell Johnson5-0-20-3
  • Pat Cummins3-0-28-3

Australia win by 93 runs and that's a very convincing performance. They batted positively either side of a long rain break, especially on the resumption, and benefited from the D/L calculation as they'd only lost one wicket before the rain. The target was tough for South Africa and they needed a good start which never came as Graeme Smith's problems continued (although he could have saved himself with a review). Pat Cummins starred again while Xavier Doherty impressed with a good spell. Overall, plenty for Australia to be happy about and much for South Africa to ponder ahead of the next match in Port Elizabeth. We'll be back in less than 12 hours to bring you coverage of India against England but, for now, from Andrew McGlashan and Liam Brickhill - who deserves a special mention for his efforts during that rain break - it's goodnight.

21.6
W
Johnson to Tsotsobe, OUT, that's the game! Tsotsobe tries to launch this down the ground but only manages to send it straight up in the air and Marsh steadied himself under the catch back-tracking from mid-off

LL Tsotsobe c Marsh b Johnson 4 (9m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

21.5
0
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run, short delivery, Tsotsobe drops his hands and lets it go over the stumps
21.4
0
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run, goes full at the stumps and it's driven to cover
21.3
0
Johnson to Tsotsobe, no run, pushed across outside off stump, Tsotsobe stands still and doesn't play a shot
21.2
1
Johnson to Morkel, 1 run, touch shorter and this time it's nicely punched off the back foot wide of cover
21.1
0
Johnson to Morkel, no run, full at off stump, hint of shape away to Morkel who drives to cover

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4HM AmlaGC Smith
2nd36JH KallisHM Amla
3rd4HM AmlaJP Duminy
4th11HM AmlaF du Plessis
5th19F du PlessisDA Miller
6th6MV BoucherF du Plessis
7th13J BothaF du Plessis
8th25J BothaDW Steyn
9th1J BothaM Morkel
10th10M MorkelLL Tsotsobe